Josh Warrington names the one thing he didn't like about Marcelo Bielsa's time at Leeds United
Marcelo Bielsa is considered a “god” at Leeds United according to Josh Warrington, but there was one part of the Argentine’s spell that annoyed fans.
Bielsa will always be hailed as a legend of Leeds United after he ended the club’s 16-year wait to return to the Premier League, and even after his sacking the Leeds faithful hold the Argentine in the highest regard.
Warrington is certainly among those fans, but the featherweight boxer did admit that his entertaining football did come with some cons – especially about how the club was viewed by rival teams.
“He got us back to the Premier League. So many managers have come and tried but never got us over the line.
“But we became everyone’s second team as well. I don’t think we like that as Leeds fans, we like it when everyone hates us, but we were playing some very entertaining football. “
The club was coined ‘Dirty Leeds’ for a reason, and Whites fans have learned to love that reputation of the club in recent decades.
Rivals never liked Leeds, never liked playing Leeds, and certainly didn’t like Leeds supporters. If it was up to the Elland Road faithful – it’d probably stay that way.
Unfortunately though, Bielsa’s football was simply too good and too attractive for rivals to hate.
Jesse Marsch has brought back some of the typical Leeds reputation with his sideline behaviour and aggressive approach to the game, and that definitely helped fans accept him after Bielsa’s controversial sacking.
But that has come at a cost of Bielsa’s beautiful style of football. The American certainly has his critics (even more so after a poor start to the season), but Leeds fans must accept that his philosophy and style of play does match the Leeds DNA.
He demands energy, passion and a high press in every single match, and it’s meant that Leeds fans are still treated to exciting football at Elland Road.
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